Month: October 2018

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The Teaching Center is on Social Media

October 2, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center is on social media. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag “#WUSTLTTC,” or follow us at one of our accounts. You can find us on Twitter at WUSTL Teaching Center, or @WUSTLTTC. Our Facebook page is The Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis, or @WUSTLTTC. Feel […]

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Five Ways to Facilitate Equal Group Work

October 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try,” Li-Shih Huang, Ph.D., discusses strategies for improving group work in the classroom. Huang gives five tips for promoting a balance of work among group members. Two tips include designing a group project in which students work in […]

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Designing Better Multiple-Choice Questions

October 1, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Evidence-Based Strategies /

In a recent article for WashU’s The Source, Associate Professor in the Departments of Education and of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Andrew Butler describes his research on best practices for multiple-choice testing. He notes that the best multiple-choice tests provide at least three plausible answers and test for “real world” cognitive processing, like comparison and […]

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